Steamy Kitchen Recipes | RSS Feed http://steamykitchen.com Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:38:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 Rolo Pretzel Turtles Recipe http://steamykitchen.com/2005-rolo-pretzel-turtles-recipe.html http://steamykitchen.com/2005-rolo-pretzel-turtles-recipe.html#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2011 03:36:52 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=2005     Update 11/17/11 An oldie but goodie! Perfect for the holidays. Kids love to make these.  Update 12/8/09: I’m so thrilled to announce that I’m a featured blogger on Oprah ~ come see our Holiday Features! I think this will be the first year in the history of Steamy Kitchen that I’m not hosting Christmukkah as planned. And honey, ...

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Update 11/17/11 An oldie but goodie! Perfect for the holidays. Kids love to make these. 

Update 12/8/09: I’m so thrilled to announce that I’m a featured blogger on Oprah ~ come see our Holiday Features!

I think this will be the first year in the history of Steamy Kitchen that I’m not hosting Christmukkah as planned. And honey, you have no idea how ecstatic I am! I just got word that my friend, Lisa, has offered her brand spankin’ new home for the event.

It used to be that my house was the default home for all holidays and dinners. You know how on “Desperate Housewives” Bree is the queen of all things elegant, gracious and homemade? I’m Bree, but without the elegance or the shiny, perfect hair. But because I’m not going to be spending the day in the kitchen covered in spills, splashes and sweat preparing a 10-course dinner, this year I get to be Gabrielle. Well, Gabby from last season, when she was all about glam and glitter.

And I’ve already got the perfect outfit in the closet. I’ve worn it only once before, about seven years ago. It’s an off-the-shoulder sexilicious dress, 4-inch candy-red stilettos and sparkly, drippy jewelry. Call me “haute mama.”

Just a slight problem, though.

I’ve got less than a week to lose 15 pounds and inflate my boobs to B.C. (Before Children) proportions.

Being a guest instead of the host of Christmukkah is such a rare treat that I’m determined to be Gabby. I can stuff, squeeze and shimmy into this ensemble with the help of a can of Pam spray. There will be no bending, squatting, eating or talking above a strained squeak. No running, dancing or helping in the kitchen. Basically, I’m going to just balance precariously in my lovely heels at the front door, pretend to sip a glass of bubbly champagne and greet guests as they shower me with compliments on how drop-dead gorgeous I look.

In case I momentarily forget that I’m not supposed to breathe beyond dainty puffs, and the straining zipper fails, I’m packing two rolls of duct tape in my purse as backup.

Rolo Pretzel Turtles Recipe

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Servings: 8-10 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes
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I'm giving you a recipe that would be fabulous for a party, something simple that even Gabby could manage in her heels! My girlfriend, Kelly, taught me how to make Rolo Pretzel Turtles, and I swear it's the best seven-minute candy fix. The chocolate and caramel in Rolo candies softens and oozes all around the salty, crunchy pretzel. Top it off with a pecan half, and it's a homemade treat that won't last long in a candy dish. Well, truthfully, they probably won't make it to the candy dish; Rolo Turtle Pretzels are addictive when they're warm off the baking sheet. Prepare to make a double batch! I usually buy four rolls of Rolos, a bag of mini pretzels and a bag of nuts.

Ingredients:

Nuts - pecan halves (or any other type of nut)
Mini pretzels
Rolo chocolate candies

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Unwrap your Rolos - try not to eat all of them. Place pretzels on the baking sheet in one layer. Top each pretzel with a Rolo. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes, until the chocolate just begins to melt. The Rolo candy should be soft but not completely melted. Remove from oven, carefully use a spatula to lift the pretzels on cooling rack and immediately squish the Rolo candy with a nut. ooohlala! Watch the caramel ooze out!

 

 

 

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Rolo Pretzel Turtles http://steamykitchen.com/193-rolo-pretzel-turtles.html http://steamykitchen.com/193-rolo-pretzel-turtles.html#comments Mon, 05 Nov 2007 21:12:54 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/2007/11/05/rolo-pretzel-turtles/ This is my quick-fix snack, Rolo Pretzel Turtles. In a matter of 10 minutes, I can satisfy my sweet tooth, my salty tongue and my fat ass. Can you imagine anything more heavenly than glorious chocolate hugging a salty pretzel, topped with a crunchy toasted nut and oozing with warm caramel? All in one bite.

Life does not get any better ...

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Rolo Pretzel Turtles

This is my quick-fix snack, Rolo Pretzel Turtles. In a matter of 10 minutes, I can satisfy my sweet tooth, my salty tongue and my fat ass. Can you imagine anything more heavenly than glorious chocolate hugging a salty pretzel, topped with a crunchy toasted nut and oozing with warm caramel? All in one bite.

Life does not get any better than this.

If you aren’t interested in my recipe, still read on…as I have a funny video to share with you!!! It involves live on-air webcast, Chinese beer “snacks” and unsuspecting hosts. I was a bad, bad girl. Story after the recipe…

Rolo Pretzel Turtles

 

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Servings: depends Prep Time: 2 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes
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Ingredients:

Rolo chocolate candies
Mini pretzels
Nuts - toasted pecans/almonds/hazelnuts/walnuts

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350

1. Upwrap your Rolos. Place pretzels on baking sheet. Top with a Rolo.

2. Bake in oven for 3-5 minutes, until the chocolate just begins to melt. The Rolo should be soft but not completely melted.

3. Remove from oven, place on cooling rack and immediately squish the chocolate with a nut. Watch the caramel oooze out.

IMPORTANT: Eat as many as you can while they are still warm. Go ahead, I give you permission to stuff yourselves with sugar.

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Making People Eat Funny Things Live On Air

I’m so so so mischievous. Such a naughty girl, maybe I should get whipped with a wet dishtowel. Wait. I just might like that. Ok, never mind.

I was invited to participate on a live webcast called Media Talk last week. To spice things up a bit, I decided to bring a bag of Chinese beer “snacks,” since we were taping from the Tampa Bay Brewing Company. By “snacks,” I mean:

Spicy Duck Tongue – whats that pointy thing at the end?

Spicy duck tongue

Spicy Duck Giblets – they look like duck balls.

Spicy duck giblets

Spicy Chicken Claws – looks arthritic

Spicy Chicken Claws

Here’s a play-by-play:

Jaden, the evil tempress, “I will take over the WORLD with spicy duck tongue! bwahhhaaahaaa!”

What’s that gray blob on the left screen? Is that my angelic aura of innocence being smashed into smithereens by the spirit of the evil temptress? Ultrasound?

They look so excited to try my Spinach ‘n Spam Fried Rice. Oh, just wait until I make you eat the beer snacks.

Rob chooses the duck tongue, Janet gets the duck gizzard

But I told her it was, “duck balls” – and you have to watch the video to see her full expression.
Ladies, and gentlegeeks, here is the  video.

And….if you thought that I’ve just ruined my live-on-air career, wrong.

Yowza. They’ve already invited me to come back once a quarter.

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